Charting The Nation
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Sp Coll Mu3-x.5/3
Glasgow University Library
The Frith of Forth From the Entry to the Queens-ferry, with all the Islands, Rocks, Sands, &c.
[Edinburgh: s.n., 1703]
Adair, John (b.1660, d.1718)
Clark, James (d.1718)
This chart is one of five coastal maps which appeared in John Adair's 'The Description of the Sea-Coast and Islands of Scotland' published in Edinburgh in 1703. It shows the Firth of Forth from St. Abb's Head to Queensferry. The chart concentrates on coastal features, but detail is concentrated up-river from Inch Keith. At this time, the east coast trade with the Baltic ports and the Netherlands was still the major element of Scottish commerce. This chart, therefore, depicts the major shipping thoroughfare of late seventeenth century Scotland. Adair had surveyed the coast by 1693, the same year as the appearance of 'Great-Britain's Coasting Pilot' by Greenvile Collins, but it took another ten years for Adair's charts to be published.
63.6 x 43.8cm (2' 1 1/16" x 1' 5 1/4")
Forth, Firth of
'John Adair's contribution to the charting of the Scottish coasts: a re-assesment',Imago Mundi, 52 (2000), pp.43-46.
Moir, D.G., Early maps of Scotland, v.2 (1983), p.12.
Bryden, D.J., 'Mr Clerk the graver'; a biographical study in the cultural infra-structure of Early Modern Scotland',Review of Scottish Culture, 11 (1998-9), pp.13-31.
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John Adair, The description of the sea-coast and islands of Scotland, with large and exact maps, for the use of seamen, Edinburgh: [s.n.] MDCC. III. .
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© 2002 Glasgow University Library
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